Coming Up: A Series on Climate Justice in the Global South
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  • Constitutionalism in a time of corona
    COMMENT Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime 26 February 2021 Constitutionalism, the idea that officials must necessarily be circumscribed by institutions that restrict the exercise of state power; continues to face tremendous pressure across African jurisdictions as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the Continent. As the imperative to protect lives underlines many a government’s response, it cannot be overemphasised the role that constitutionalism and the rule of law must play in providing a just framework for such responses. The Supreme Court of Malawi puts…
Politics
  • Climate Justice in the Global South
    The Chair of African Legal Studies hosted a Seminar on Climate Justice in the Global South. Watch the lectures of leading experts from around the Globe! Part 1: International Institutional Arrangements on Climate Change – Dr. Stephen Turner  Part 2: International Legal Frameworks on Climate Change – Prof. Philippe Cullet Part 3: The African Union…
  • Education Qualifications as part of Matrimonial Property
    ANALYSIS JOAN SMARTS MUKISA 30 October 2020 Matrimonial property is defined as property jointly acquired during the subsistence of a marriage[1]. The nature of contribution can be direct (monetary) or indirect through offering domestic services.[2] Usually the scope of matrimonial property is already existing property and not future property. This is probably why the legal…
  • Economic Globalization and COVID-19
    What lessons for food security in West Africa? OPINION Dr. Alhousseini DIABATE 10 August 2020 Under the impetus of international donors, West African countries have adopted the model of economic globalization and market economy as a means of combating food insecurity. The main argument put forward by the donors is that the globalization model makes it…
Human Rights
  • Tourism-related land rights conflicts in Namibia – the Etosha Case: Tsumib v. Government of the Republic of Namibia
    COMMENT Lisa Strube 6 November 2020 Nowadays, it is undisputed that tourism does not only bring positive aspects. Specifically in countries of the Global South, the tourism sector often hides a high potential for conflicts. Imbalanced power relations between the individual actors are the dark side of the travel industry and often lead to human…
  • Education Qualifications as part of Matrimonial Property
    ANALYSIS JOAN SMARTS MUKISA 30 October 2020 Matrimonial property is defined as property jointly acquired during the subsistence of a marriage[1]. The nature of contribution can be direct (monetary) or indirect through offering domestic services.[2] Usually the scope of matrimonial property is already existing property and not future property. This is probably why the legal…
  • Hapa Kazi Tu! Democratic, Political and Legal Contestations in Tanzania’s 2020 Elections
    OPINION Dr Olivia Kokushubila Lwabukuna 29 October 2020 The 2020 Elections actually started in 2015 when the current longest ruling party in sub-Saharan Africa, Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) presidential candidate, John Pombe Magufuli got elected in one of the most contested elections in Tanzania. At the time and to a large extent now, Magufuli presented…
Elections
  • Constitutional Crisis in Somalia – Democratic, Free and Fair Elections?
    ANALYSIS René Brosius 10 February 2021 The upcoming presidential elections in Somalia are dominated by the debate on free and fair elections, a debate that brought the country to the brink of civil war. While the states of Puntland, Jubbaland as well as the united opposition in the country insist that the president’s term has…
  • Somalia before the elections – From democratic election to dangerous selection process
    ANALYSIS René Brosius 22 January 2021 On 9 January 2021, Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble surprised everyone by announcing that the planned elections would only be held in certain parts of the country. According to Article 1 (1) of Somalia’s provisional constitution, the country is “a federal, sovereign, and democratic republic founded on inclusive…
  • The Rules of the Game – How the Elections in Uganda are won
    COMMENT Carsten Möller 14 January 2021 The rulebook of the popular card game “Munchkin” includes only a few rules. One states, “Any other disputes should be settled by loud arguments, with the owner of the game having the last word.”[1] What might cause hilarious disputes amongst friends can result in tragedy if the game is…